Deposit Protection Scheme campaign

Deposit Protection Scheme 

Threshold is advocating for the introduction of a Deposit Protection Scheme. This would enable tenants to lodge their deposit with an independent third party, such as the RTB, thus ensuring the prompt return of deposit at the end of a tenancy.

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Fit for Rent

Threshold proposes a certification system to ensure privately rented properties meet a certain minimum standard of quality.

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General Scheme of the Registration of Short-Term Tourist Lettings Bill 2022

To enhance and more robustly enforce the regulations introduced on short-term lets in 2019, Government is now introducing a new bill, the General Scheme of the Registration of Short-Term Tourist Letting Bill 2022, which would place both the landlord as well as the short-term let platform accountable for any properties advertised which do not have the proper planning permission. This would return much needed housing stock back into the long-term rental market.

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Right to Housing campaign poster

The Right to Housing

Threshold is calling for the inclusion of the Right to Housing in the Irish constitution. We strongly believe housing is a human right.

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Housing Assitance payment launch by Threshold staff

HAP (Housing Assistance Payment)

Threshold recommends a review of HAP and its interaction with the private rented sector to determine the next steps for HAP, given the changing landscape of housing and renting in Ireland, particularly since HAP was first introduced.

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Energy poverty Threshold campaign

Energy Poverty  

Threshold is calling on the Government to deliver targeted schemes to improve energy efficiency measures for the private rental sector.

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Licensees 

Threshold is calling for a review of the category of licensee, with the view to abolishing the category of licenses in domestic and non-domestic contexts.

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